June 25, 1951: Kansas City’s Starlight Theatre kicks off its first season with a performance of The Desert Song.
May 23, 1922: The Missouri secretary of state issues a certificate of incorporation for Walt Disney’s new animation studio, Laugh-O-gram Films, Inc., founded with $15,000 of other investors' money.
May 8, 1974: H. Roe Bartle, a charismatic Boy Scout executive, public speaker, lawyer, and two-term mayor of Kansas City, dies in Kansas City.
April 30, 1861: A Confederate flag is raised in Kansas City, prompting Mayor Robert T. Van Horn to call in Union troops from Fort Leavenworth for support.
April 25, 1879: The Wyandotte Commercial Gazette reports that more than 1,000 destitute people have arrived in Wyandotte City, most of them freed slaves drawn by Kansas' reputation as a free state.
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